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|02. 02. 2005|
The graduates of TPU Heriot-Watt Petroleum Engineering Approved Support Centre were awarded the diplomas
On January 28, 2005 in Moscow Residence of the British Ambassador to Russia MSc diplomas of Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK) were awarded to the graduates of TPU Heriot-Watt Petroleum Engineering Approved Support Centre.
Mr. Anthony Brenton, British Ambassador to Russia, opened the official diploma award ceremony. Then Mrs. Kathy Patterson, Academic Registrar of Heriot-Watt University, Prof. John S. Archer, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, and Prof. Brian G. D. Smart, Deputy Principal, spoke about the project and its role in relations between the UK and Russia in the field of education and petroleum engineering.
It is the third graduation of such specialists. In all, the Centre has trained 154 specialists who are employed by different companies all over Russia. This year 74 graduates including 18 ones from Tomsk arrived in Moscow to get the diplomas recognized all over the world. For the first time the graduates of a new MSc programme “Oil and Gas Geology” received the diplomas.
TPU is the only Russian university to train such elite specialists with good fundamental and multidisciplinary knowledge, capable of working in a team and perform research projects, able to build geological and hydrodynamic models of oil and gas fields and having a good command of English.
All instructors of the Centre are certified to teach subjects in English. During the year 12-15 professors from Heriot-Watt University deliver lectures in the Centre, 3 MSU professors participate in educational projects and give lectures and practical trainings in oil and gas geology, sedimentology, petrophysics.
At present, 86 students are offered courses in the Centre – the graduates of 27 Russian higher education institutions.